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It was part of an Evergreen package deal where we were taken from Fairbanks to Denali on this wonderful train. The service, views and the experience was fantastic.
I would recommend anyone thinking of trying it to go for it!
The McKinley Explorer luxury domed rail cars are owned by either Holland America or Princess Cruise Lines. Our Holland America Yukon/Alaska land tour included travel from Denali National Park to Anchorage. This was one of the highlights of our 19 day vacation.
My hubby and...More
We boarded the McKinley Express in Fairbanks and rode it for several hours to Anchorage. The entire experience was a wonderful way to see the countryside, but the most fun I had was eating breakfast in the dining car! There is ample opportunity for taking...More
A wonderful experience and SO comfortable. We'd already been on the Rocky Mountaineer and had been warned the McKinley Explorer would not be as good - but it surely was. Seats were very comfortable, service and menu options excellent. Loved being able to gave a...More
When I first heard that we would be on this train for eight hours, I was a bit scared. What would we do? I had nothing to worry about, this train ride was a magnificent experience. We boarded in Denali, and we paid for the...More
We took the McKinley Explorer from Anchorage to Denali and it was a relaxing and fun adventure. The bar tender and the guide were great and the food in the dining car just fine. Make sure, if you can, to go to the back of...More
From 0900 to 1700, Denali to Anchorage
Over 300 miles
Single track with sidings for passing trains
Domed railcards with dining on the base level
Wide variety of food and drinks
Live narration throughout
Gift shop onboard
Open air platform for sightseeing unhindered...More
We rode the train from Anchorage to Denali. What a fun trip! The glass dome makes the experience even better. Tour guide was so full of interesting information on everything Alaska, the towns, the people and more. There is a bartender on the car, so...More
This was a way to see the vast size of the area, as well as the beauty, the car was comfortable and clean and they served drinks and snacks! going to the caboose to take some photo's should be on your list to do.
We rode the train from Talkeetna to Denali. The view was great due to the picture windows which were just like those on the Rocky Mountaineer. Our female attendant/ guide worked hard to take orders and serve as well as providing commentary as we traveled....More
I suggest you give them a call as one is open for public travel three times a week as I understand, and the other is owned by Holland America Cruiselines and I do not know their booking procedures. I believe information can... More
I suggest you give them a call as one is open for public travel three times a week as I understand, and the other is owned by Holland America Cruiselines and I do not know their booking procedures. I believe information can also be found on the site for Alaska Railway. Our trip was part of a cruise package with the land tour included.